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Featured Shop: Hushed Commotion

Jun 2, 2014

by Thea Bloch-Neal

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Thea Bloch-Neal, and I make bridal accessories in Brooklyn, New York. My line is called Hushed Commotion.

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I studied fashion design at Pratt, and when I graduated I immediately started working in the women’s wear industry. I’ve always had a special interest in evening wear and bridal, so I was thrilled when the company I was working for embarked on their own bridal line back in 2009. I spent four years there learning about brides, blogs, and the wedding industry – in addition to how to be a designer who marches to the beat of her own drummer.

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Then in 2012, I started working on Hushed Commotion as a side project. My goal was to create elegant, detailed pieces that have a vintage vibe, but are still in line with the modern bride’s aesthetic. I sold my pieces at the flagship store of the company I was working for, and by 2013, I knew it was time to dive in full time. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s also tremendously rewarding.

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I value the handmade process immensely, so every piece in my line is made by hand here in New York. I work from my home studio or the studio space I share with the amazingly talented Rebecca Schoneveld (read: gorgeous wedding dresses). Sharing a space with Rebecca has been a wonderful next chapter, and I’ve really enjoyed and grown from bouncing ideas off her and exploring vintage inspiration together.

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Throughout this journey, Etsy has been a big source of support for me and my brand. I’ve learned so much about my customers, who I am as a seller, and what I want to offer to the world by sharing my work with this community. The buyers here are loyal, excited, and genuine – the best kind of people to work with. Over the next few years, I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my brand and aesthetic. I also plan to expand my team so I can work with more brides. Keep up with my adventures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Maker photograph by Brklyn View Photography; all other photos by Adit Shukla.

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Romantic modern ivory silk flower wedding halo headpiece "Dakota"
Romantic modern ivory silk flower wedding halo headpiece "Dakota"
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$165.00 USD
Kaley Art Deco Belt with crystals and gold detail
Kaley Art Deco Belt with crystals and gold detail
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$325.00 USD
Asymmetric crystals earrings "Falcon"
Asymmetric crystals earrings "Falcon"
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$95.00 USD
Ramsay Crystal Stud Earrings
Ramsay Crystal Stud Earrings
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$98.00 USD
Lorne Earrings with art deco inspiration
Lorne Earrings with art deco inspiration
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$65.00 USD
Stunning fringe detail wedding belt with crystals and gold "Ezra"
Stunning fringe detail wedding belt with crystals and gold "Ezra"
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$250.00 USD
Fingertip length veil with vintage style cotton lace edging "Colby"
Fingertip length veil with vintage style cotton lace edging "Colby"
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$365.00 USD
Romantic interwoven gold leaf hair vine with pearls and crystals "Marley"
Romantic interwoven gold leaf hair vine with pearls and crystals "Marley"
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$315.00 USD
Asymmetric elegant wedding flower crown with gold and blush silk flowers "Arden"
Asymmetric elegant wedding flower crown with gold and blush silk flowers "Arden"
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$425.00 USD
Imani Bobby Pins made with Swarovski Crystal
Imani Bobby Pins made with Swarovski Crystal
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$110.00 USD
Bailey Wrap-Around veil
Bailey Wrap-Around veil
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$110.00 USD
Carey Earrings with leaf motif and crystals
Carey Earrings with leaf motif and crystals
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$89.00 USD
Renee Crystal Stud Earrings
Renee Crystal Stud Earrings
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$75.00 USD
Felicity: hand beaded vintage style headband/crown in gold or silver
Felicity: hand beaded vintage style headband/crown in gold or silver
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$425.00 USD
Molly Comb: gold flower w/ branch detail, made to order
Molly Comb: gold flower w/ branch detail, made to order
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$115.00 USD
Gold teardrop design hair piece with pearls and crystals
Gold teardrop design hair piece with pearls and crystals
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$120.00 USD
Gold tulle birdcage veil with crystals, ostrich feathers and tulle
Gold tulle birdcage veil with crystals, ostrich feathers and tulle
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$160.00 USD
Riley: Whimsical gold branch headband with pearls
Riley: Whimsical gold branch headband with pearls
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$210.00 USD
Stella Feather Flower with beaded gold center
Stella Feather Flower with beaded gold center
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$88.00 USD
Audrey Flower Belt in Black: Swarovski Crystals and silk flowers - made to order
Audrey Flower Belt in Black: Swarovski Crystals and silk flowers - made to order
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$225.00 USD
Gold flower romantic wedding double headband with pearls and crystals "Clara"
Gold flower romantic wedding double headband with pearls and crystals "Clara"
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$285.00 USD
Pearl bow headband with optional snap off veil "Andy"
Pearl bow headband with optional snap off veil "Andy"
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$175.00 USD
Quirky multi color wedding sash in purple, blue, chartreuse & crystal "Francesca"
Quirky multi color wedding sash in purple, blue, chartreuse & crystal "Francesca"
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$295.00 USD
Organic gold branch hair comb with crystals "Camryn"
Organic gold branch hair comb with crystals "Camryn"
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$115.00 USD
Silk floral off white hair wreath "Esme"
Silk floral off white hair wreath "Esme"
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$168.00 USD
Gold floral wedding hair wreath with pearls "Callan" can be made with optional veil
Gold floral wedding hair wreath with pearls "Callan" can be made with optional veil
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$245.00 USD
Gold floral hair wreath veil with pearls "Callan"
Gold floral hair wreath veil with pearls "Callan"
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$345.00 USD
Art Deco Wedding Head Piece / Belt with pearls, crystals, gold and silver "Adair"
Art Deco Wedding Head Piece / Belt with pearls, crystals, gold and silver "Adair"
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$315.00 USD
Alegra: dotted swiss cotton tulle off white cathedral veil
Alegra: dotted swiss cotton tulle off white cathedral veil
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$210.00 USD
Delicate chain and flower draped headpiece "Naya" for MONIQUE
Delicate chain and flower draped headpiece "Naya" for MONIQUE
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$250.00 USD
Venetian lace leaf motif style thin silver wedding belt with ivory beading "Bailey"
Venetian lace leaf motif style thin silver wedding belt with ivory beading "Bailey"
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$195.00 USD
Ivory earrings with gold brush stroke accent "Brooke"
Ivory earrings with gold brush stroke accent "Brooke"
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$89.00 USD
Lorna Gold Flower stud earrings
Lorna Gold Flower stud earrings
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$85.00 USD
Ombre beaded wedding belt "Paloma"
Ombre beaded wedding belt "Paloma"
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$325.00 USD
Pearl and crystal thin beaded wedding belt "Corey"
Pearl and crystal thin beaded wedding belt "Corey"
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$205.00 USD
Ivory and blush wedding flower crown with gold leaf casting detail "Harlow"
Ivory and blush wedding flower crown with gold leaf casting detail "Harlow"
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$315.00 USD
Mandy Earrings with crystals and blush beading [more colors]
Mandy Earrings with crystals and blush beading [more colors]
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$58.00 USD
Sadie tulle veil with juliet cap and vine detail
Sadie tulle veil with juliet cap and vine detail
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$310.00 USD
Parisa wedding belt with vine and crystal detailing
Parisa wedding belt with vine and crystal detailing
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$285.00 USD
Chloe Silver Wedding comb with vine and crystal detail
Chloe Silver Wedding comb with vine and crystal detail
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$205.00 USD
Floral "Ruff" collar for your dog! Wedding worthy!
Floral "Ruff" collar for your dog! Wedding worthy!
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$135.00 USD
Gold Stud Floral Dog Collar! Various Colors...
Gold Stud Floral Dog Collar! Various Colors...
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$165.00 USD
Romantic soft blusher veil with scattered detailing and pearls "Campbell"
Romantic soft blusher veil with scattered detailing and pearls "Campbell"
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$180.00 USD
Grey sash with silver leaf detail and crystals "Ainsly"
Grey sash with silver leaf detail and crystals "Ainsly"
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$215.00 USD
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Gilded" Color.
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Gilded" Color.
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$89.00 USD
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Mulled Wine" Color.
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Mulled Wine" Color.
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$89.00 USD
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Shining Star" Color.
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Shining Star" Color.
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$89.00 USD
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Dawn til Dusk" Color.
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Dawn til Dusk" Color.
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$89.00 USD
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Blackberry Pie" Color.
Retro Faux Turban Holiday head piece with crystals. "Blackberry Pie" Color.
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$89.00 USD
Laela Hair Adornment with silk petals, feather, lace - ready to ship
Laela Hair Adornment with silk petals, feather, lace - ready to ship
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$115.00 USD
Wedding Floral Hair Comb: white feathers, silk petals, gold flower "Gemma"
Wedding Floral Hair Comb: white feathers, silk petals, gold flower "Gemma"
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$140.00 USD
Grey floral two piece hair comb with leaf and crystal detail "Carlen"
Grey floral two piece hair comb with leaf and crystal detail "Carlen"
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$245.00 USD
Andrea Earrings with geometric beading [more colors]
Andrea Earrings with geometric beading [more colors]
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$38.00 USD
Cecile Romantic Wedding Belt with vine, flower and crystal detail
Cecile Romantic Wedding Belt with vine, flower and crystal detail
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$285.00 USD
Vintage inspired gold floral hair clip with crystals "Mila"
Vintage inspired gold floral hair clip with crystals "Mila"
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$145.00 USD
Doris birdcage veil with starburst detail and crystals. Comes in silver too.
Doris birdcage veil with starburst detail and crystals. Comes in silver too.
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$175.00 USD
Celeste: starburst motif hair piece with Swarovski crystals (Gold or silver)
Celeste: starburst motif hair piece with Swarovski crystals (Gold or silver)
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$115.00 USD
Modern style circle motif wedding hair comb "Payton"
Modern style circle motif wedding hair comb "Payton"
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$190.00 USD
Andrea Earrings with art deco colorful beading [more colors]
Andrea Earrings with art deco colorful beading [more colors]
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$38.00 USD
Playful crystal stud earrings in 12 color options!
Playful crystal stud earrings in 12 color options!
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$38.00 USD

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